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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 16, 2012 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the first concert you ever attended....

Impressive. Good thing you saw Jimi, Janis and Morrison while you had the chance! I'm guessing you probably feel the same way about Santana. I doubt whether his shows got any better after that. By the mid-70s, his shows had become 2-3 killer songs and a bunch of B-side crap peppered in to fill out the sets.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Apr 16, 2012 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the first concert you ever attended....

little did I know it was just in time. Although the "concert event" surrounding all these was a big deal at the time (as was every concert I went to), in reality, my recollection is that the Hendrix concert was mediocre (seemed to be "phoning it in"), Janis was a bit out of it and/or there were sound problems (I recall being disappointed), and as I mentioned Morrison was drunk by the second show. But they were all fun "events"....

Of all these shows I mentioned, Santana was probably the best actual show. He was hot off of Woodstock and his first album was just released. And the opening band was The Elvin Bishop Group (doing excellent R&B).

I used my Christmas money that year to purchase:

Led Zeppelin II
The Band (the second album)
Santana (first album)

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